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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In the onset, I want to state that my review is based with an eye on the price we paid for the stay. What was expected but was not delivered. Just did not see the value for the money. We had a delayed flight, for which we cant blame anyone. We arrived at the resort around 0130 am. Though it...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for taking the time to write this review. Since we rapresent our staff and all their (and our) work here, (and we take this very seriously),we will take our time as well to respond in the most accurate way. Honestly, we care about our job, and misunderstandings are not easy to accept when we have to give...

Colchester
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We started our Kenyan adventure here just before Christmas, having ended our last trip here in August. It was wonderful to be back to see our old friends (staff) and new ones too, it was like coming home! I was surprised to see another review saying the lunches were poor! I had one of the best sandwiches I've ever had...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Jen! It was fantastic to have you here for the 2nd time, and for us this already is the best compliment we can get. We hope to see you again soon. (Congratulation for your son, he's such a nice kid!) All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL team

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place, stunning breakfast, loved the lagoon and reef also Oaul and Eileen whom we met Sadly the restaurant was poor tho the one next door "Edge" was great so had lunch there every day, loads of monkeys on the beach in your room on the table wherever. Very slow service for drinks @ 20 to 25 minutes for a...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice feed-back. Sorry that you didn't like the lunch. Maybe it was worthy to give us a second chance for that and other meals. Anyway we hope that you change your mind and come to see us again in the future. All the best. Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL team

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2017

After the Kenyan Safari experience of a life time my friend and I were in need of some serious down time. This was the ultimate place to do so. Fortunately our Kenyan travel agent booked us a flight to the Ukunda Airport - just 2 minutes away from the Waterlovers resort. I loved that it required no travel time at...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bob and Margot, thanks for this beautiful and detailed review!! We shared it with our staff. They're all extremely grateful of your positive impressions, and they also hope to have the chance to have you again here with us. All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL tribe

Staad, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This small hotel (8 rooms) is located right on the beach and is very attractive. Very efficiently run by Valentina and Ricardo and their team of friendly, well-trained staff, this is the place to stay. Lovely rooms with outside sitting area, spacious bathroom with lots of complimentary toiletries and a hair-dryer. Excellent food. Everything was perfect and we’re only sorry...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! Yes it was too little time also for us to share with you all we wanted! We hope next time to have the privilege to host you here a bit longer!! All the best. Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL team

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Hi i am now in the airport going back and want to write fresh The lodge Waterlovers Beach is abt 5-8 minutes by car from the Diani airport. We stayed at the leopard room ,big spacious room with a nice veranda were i can enjoy viewing all the monkeys that are living in the trees.Do not feed them or they...

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Staying at Waterlovers is like staying at a friend's place. The proprietors Ricardo and Valentina personally welcomed us with a brief orientation (there isn't much to orientate about!) and from there onwards we were made to feel like we were part of the family where nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is small (8 rooms plus a villa for...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful small hotel on the edge of the beach. There are only 8 rooms plus a villa and penthouse. The rooms are spacious and delightful and the staff are so friendly. There is a small restaurant where a superb breakfast is served. A set menu lunch and dinner are also served. The hotel next door offers a...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Paul! This remind us why we choose to work in the magic world of the hospitality! Your feed-back cross our expectations and makes us glad to keep improving and enjoying what we do every single day... You have all our gratitude! All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David and the rest of the WL

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I visited for a bit of rest and recuperation after trekking in the Massi Mara. We were greeted by a charming lady, with a genuine and warm smile. She explained the layout of the resort and showed the amenities. We were shown to the bar and given complimentary mango juice while the check in was completed. Our...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

SSOOOO SOOOO much "Thank you!" from all of us for taking the time to write such a beautiful and detailed review! It's much appreciated!! Hope really to have the pleasure to host you again. All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David, and the rest of the WL team

London
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Small and intimate, very friendly, comfortable, clean and smart - the best in African hippy chic, Waterlovers is a delight. Run very efficiently by Lara and David and a small dedicated and very professional staff you'll not find better nor more relaxing. The menu is limited and preordering is necessary but the food is very good and there are plenty...

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Riccardo V, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort, responded to this review

What a fantastic writing! We're sharing this with our staff to give them a hint of the results of their daily effort and dedication. It's a pleasure to work in this atmosphere, if the armony comes from people like you. All the best from Riccardo, Valentina, Lara, David, and the rest of the WL Tribe

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites, 1 villa and the ocean penthouse) are ocean front and luxury equipped, with air conditioning, king size Swahili bed, double washbasin, stone shower, private veranda, complimentary wi-fi, I-Pod, I-Phone and MP3 docking station, complimentary iPads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone with local line, private security 24/7, etc... The boutique hotel features also a spa, a small art shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client...leave as a friend! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterlovers Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $366 - $692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterlovers Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Waterlovers Beach Hotel Diani
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
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“All rooms have sea view and different themed decor.”
KentGirl39, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is a balcony with comfy seats and a table overlooking the resort. The beds are comfortable and the en-suite shower room was clean.”
  • very early morning
152jent, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. They surround a central courtyard of dining, bar, pool and lounge chairs all facing the beautiful beach.”
  • view from my front porch - looking at the sandy courtyard as sun sets behind me.
  • the king size bed - soo comfortable
bobthouin, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the beach.”
zortean, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the cottages offer great views and a pleasant experience.”
LesC184, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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